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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.59: Elkhorn

The village of Elkhorn (population 461 in 2006) is located in an area of patterned ground moraine with numerous water-occupied depressions 1—dark-toned on the photo. It is another settlement that is partly oriented toward the railway and partly to the DLS system. The CP line 2 runs northwest/southeast along the southern edge of town with three elevators 3 located on it. Two roads run parallel to the line—one on each side—with a railway zone between the two 4. Other roads in the southern part of Elkhorn are parallel to or at right angles to the railway line, whereas roads in the north harmonize with the DLS system. A section road that widens in town 5 to form the main street is the dividing line between the two parts of town. Several large buildings front on this street. Highway 1—the Trans-Canada Highway 6—bypasses the village to the north.

Several of the usual items of infrastructure can be seen: a school 7, a rink 8, and a racetrack 9.

Figure 8.59: Elkhorn

Figure 8.59: Elkhorn

Figure 8.59

Vertical air photograph: A20371-136

Flight height 9,820 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:16,200 (approx.)

Date: May 12, 1968

Location: Township 11 and 12; Range 28 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/14 Elkhorn